Line of Duty fans spot throwback to season 5 in new episode

Daniella Scott
·2-min read
Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

From Cosmopolitan

Finally, it's back. After what felt like a hundred years of waiting, Line of Duty has returned for it's sixth series, with Kate, Steve, Ted and the whole gang back on our screens in last night's first episode of the new season. And while, you may have been too busy ranting about "bent coppers" to notice, some eagle-eyed fans spotted a tiny detail in one scene that referenced series 5. Does it mean something?!

The new series focuses on the investigation into the unsolved murder of journalist Gail Vella, with new character DCI Jo Davidson (Trainspotting star Kelly Macdonald) making her much anticipated debut.

In one scene DI Kate Fleming (McClure) heads to a block of flats during the search for suspect Terry Boyle (Tommy Jessop), and for a split second as she walks over to the building we're shown a big throwback to series 5: Kingsgate Printing Services, the printing shop where John Corbett (Stephen Graham) and Lisa McQueen (Rochenda Sandall) and the rest of their gang hid out.

We've been watching Line of Duty long enough now to know that even the smallest details often turn out to be significant, so fans quickly jumped on the throwback and began discussing what it might mean...

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Many thought it could mean the return of the OCG, since it seemed like too big of a detail to simply be a coincidence. Others, agreeing with the theory, pointed out that Lisa's story was left very open-ended at the close of season 5, and as we know Ryan Pilkington - a junior member of the OCG - joined the police force at the end of season 5. Either way fans are sure it means something.

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